Taste of Sonoma: Chardonnay Trio with Tasting Video
Watch a tasting of Chardonnay from Sonoma County! In this tasting we explore the terroirs of several of Sonoma County’s unique growing areas and discover winemaking styles of world-class Chardonnays. In partnership with Sonoma County Vintners, Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads this special evening with critically acclaimed winemakers from Flowers Vineyards & Winery, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, and Knights Bridge.
- Chantal Forthun, Head Winemaker, Flowers Vineyards & Winery
- Theresa Heredia, Director of Winemaking, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
- Douglas Danielak, Director of Winemaking, Knights Bridge
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Tasting Set Includes:
- Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Intense and fresh aromas of citrus and white flower are balanced with pure fruit flavors and chalky texture. Delicate oak notes are combined with a persistent acidity, minty graphite in the palate, leading to a refined, long and juicy finish.
- Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay
Very attractive citrus notes of lemon rind and grapefruit initially present on the nose, followed by crisp nectarine, honeydew melon, pressed mint leaves and lemongrass. There is plenty to love here for even the non-Chardonnay-lover. Fresh, crisp flavors of Meyer lemon and lime zest create a bright entry that beautifully complements the more opulent flavors of honey, fresh apricot and peach tartlet. The palate is very energetic and fresh with an underlying layer of acidity and loads of fleshy texture.
- Knights Bridge KB Estate Chardonnay
Precision and freshness define the aromas of chilled Anjou pear, French pastry dough, and orange blossom honey. Bracing and racy flavors of Asian pear, honey, and white tea are all supported by underlying minerality.
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